CCM for FQHCs Initiative
The Great Lakes Practice Transformation Network (GLPTN), in collaboration with the Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA), is offering the CCM for FQHCs Initiative to assist Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Indiana as they implement the new Chronic Care Management (CCM) code while focusing on improving diabetes A1c compliance. As GLPTN's affiliate for Indiana, Purdue Healthcare Advisors will provide education on CCM; training on implementing a new standard work; a method for tracking outcomes; and a platform for sharing best practices and lessons learned.
What is the CCM code? The CCM code has existed within traditional Medicare FFS, but became available to FQHCs in January 2018 as G0511, thus allowing those clinicians to bill for delivering a minimum of 20 minutes of care coordination services monthly and generating $62.28 pmpm for the service. CMS views these codes as a means of recouping the cost of efforts clinics typically provide to patients with multiple chronic conditions. By providing the service for patients, practices can reduce overall costs by striving for the quadruple aim.
About the Initiative: The CCM for FQHCs Initiative is available at no cost for up to six (6) GLPTN-participating practices based in Indiana and up to six (6) of IPHCA's Indiana Quality Improvement Network (IQIN) health centers who may not be members of GLPTN. In early August of 2018, the initiative will begin with general education and a readiness assessment to identify gaps followed by detailed education, training, and the implementation of standard work by September. From October through the remainder of the year, the initiative will provide peer support; and expansion of CCM to other disease states. The majority of coaching and instruction will be provided in a cohort fashion by remote access.
The deadline to apply is Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 5 p.m.